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So England end with a 4-0 loss, a margin England themselves have only managed once, that being 40 years ago now, and that being overshadowed by World Series Cricket. Australia have now done it 3 times since 2005. 

Outside Cook and Anderson, this generation of English cricket is a shambles. Root can get starts but can't convert, and he is an abysmal captain. Bairstow is too scared to bat higher "because of the pressure", but then sends himself in late in the evening. Broad looks over the hill, despite his age. Stokes is out due to being under investigation. Moeen Ali who averages under 30 overseas with the bat and over 50 with the ball is someone still making the side, while the rest is just a thrown together bunch from county cricket. Things have to change, I don't know what, but if this is how 2019 is approached, and with an even older Cook and Anderson, then it would seem increasingly unlikely that the silverlining of winning over here is safe anymore. 

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On ‎08‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 04:12, Albert said:

So England end with a 4-0 loss, a margin England themselves have only managed once, that being 40 years ago now, and that being overshadowed by World Series Cricket. Australia have now done it 3 times since 2005. 

Outside Cook and Anderson, this generation of English cricket is a shambles. Root can get starts but can't convert, and he is an abysmal captain. Bairstow is too scared to bat higher "because of the pressure", but then sends himself in late in the evening. Broad looks over the hill, despite his age. Stokes is out due to being under investigation. Moeen Ali who averages under 30 overseas with the bat and over 50 with the ball is someone still making the side, while the rest is just a thrown together bunch from county cricket. Things have to change, I don't know what, but if this is how 2019 is approached, and with an even older Cook and Anderson, then it would seem increasingly unlikely that the silverlining of winning over here is safe anymore. 

A 4-0 loss, where each of the 4 were by a huge margin as well!

we just look pathetic in Australia. Bayliss is going and its come out that he wont select any player for tour that he hasn't seen play himself even if they are recommended by one of the selectors. So some raw potential COULD be going untapped.

Have to find a way to get our younger cricketers exposure to meaningful fixtures that are NOT played on soft, swinging greentops. Both bowlers and batsmen. Its essential if were going to be even remotely competitive in Aus or the subcontinent.

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5 hours ago, Anag Ram said:

Great ODI in progress.

Can I just ask. What is the point of Matt Smith?

He is vanilla but without the vanilla pods.

Must admit he's always grated on me - a totally bland presenter

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On 19/01/2018 at 00:04, Albert said:

Good show by England to lead 1-0 in the ODI series, the question now is if they can repeat that. Should be an interesting contest. 

Yes, the England ODI side appears to be as dominant as the Aussie test side was.

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On 1/21/2018 at 21:41, DC-1975 said:

3-0 now. It’s far too easy.

Maybe time for Smith to consider his position as captain. What do you think @Albert ?

Look a far improved One Day side. The shear arrogance of Australia to keep fielding weak tinkered side is something truly to behold. Maybe 2019 could be England's year...

...and it's 5/13 right now. 

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4-1.

Australia won the toss, put England in and a total of 259 seemed to split opinion. This was the first ODI played at the new Perth ground, and nobody seemed to know what par was. Although England got off to a flier, they were unable to post the big total that the early overs seemed to herald. The Aussies too started well, but were gradually subdued by tight bowling.

The hero of the day for England was 22 year old Tom Curran, who bagged 5-35. This kid is a superstar in the making - brash, arrogant  and a bloody good cricketer to boot. Son of Kevin, he's got a kid brother Sam who I reckon will be even better.

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